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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

AAA - 2 Diamond

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The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers an unbeatable San Diego location, close to San Diego State University & Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel features affordable rates and comfortable accommodations. Its also ranked highly on TripAdvisor and is one of the only hotels in San Diego with no hidden fees. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and movies.

Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU will find that each spacious accommodation and suite features thoughtful touches to make every stay more comfortable, including a DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, ample desk space, coffee/tea maker and an iron and ironing board. For long-term guests, kitchen units with full-sized appliances are available, with special discounts for extended stays.

The hotel is perfect for families looking for value while visiting students at San Diego State University, construction crews wanting weekly and monthly stays, patients visiting nearby Alvarado Hospital or Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and those visiting nearby synagogues and churches.

With so much to explore in San Diego, just hop on the trolley! There are 2 stops less than 1.5 miles away at San Diego State University. Let the trolley whisk you away to Old Town, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Tijuana, Mexico. Other attractions around this San Diego hotel include Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena), SeaWorld, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Complete your stay by waking up to a complimentary continental breakfast with many kosher items and featuring a variety of morning-time favorites, like make your own waffles, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool with BBQ grill, surfing the web on the lobby computer and using our on-site laundry facility.

Make your next San Diego stay the best yet - book online today and save with the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. Enjoy your stay.

Our older, 2 story property with stairs, has a friendly staff, clean rooms and in a quiet area. A Credit Card is required for check-in. No cash accepted. Parking is free, so at times can be limited. Check with us first if you have a large vehicle.

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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States

What's nearby?


  • 1 mile(s) from La Mesa

  • 3 mile(s) from Lemon Grove

  • 5 mile(s) from El Cajon

  • 17 mile(s) from Chula Vista

  • 19 mile(s) from La Jolla

  • 20 mile(s) from Coronado

  • 22 mile(s) from Del Mar

  • 35 mile(s) from Escondido

  • 38 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 873 traveller reviews
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Nice place to stay

23.02.2017 515bradl,

Very clean and close to everything. We stay here because we visited SDSU. We also visited the beach and Old Town which is all within a 10 minutes drive. The grounds and pool area were clean. The inter... more


Well run motel in SDSU area

22.02.2017 Dave's_reviews, Philadelphia, PA

If you want to be near SDSU, this is a good motel to stay at. While an older property, it's well-staffed and well maintained. Beds are good, and the rooms are clean. My only "complaint" would be wi... more


Our Home Away From Home

22.02.2017 T B, Portland, Oregon

Checked on line and it showed Saturday was booked solid. Just on a whim, we stopped by to see if there were any cancellations. The only room available was a Family Suite which was way more than we nee... more


Great place to stay if visiting SDSU

11.02.2017 Stacia123, West Caldwell, New Jersey

Nice hotel close to campus. Clean, convenient to campus. Kitchenette great to have. Friendly staff. I e stayed here many times over the past few years when visiting SDSU and have always had a very... more


Great hotel with good facilities

08.02.2017 Miguel B,

The hotel rooms are very comfortable and well equipped with a full kitchen and very clean. Although I was wary of the fact our room was close to the road. It was not at all noisy. The service was very... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Miguel B, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites. We truly appreciate your excellent review of our little hotel! We strive to provide our guests with spotless rooms and amenities to make your stay a comfortable one at competitive rates. We are happy to see that you were satisfied with the room type you reserved. The kitchen suites are very convenient for those who prefer to cook for themselves, rather than eating out. And fortunately, there are 2 large grocery store only a couple minutes away from us. Thank you for mentioning our close proximity to SDSU. While we may not be in the hub of tourist attractions, which are only about a 20 minute drive from our location, there are hundreds of eateries, taverns and specialty shops on “The Boulevard” which stretches all the way from Park Blvd into the city of La Mesa. We have a list of some of our favorite spots available at the front desk. We are thrilled to hear that you will return to our hotel when visiting San Diego again! We look forward to serving you. Please call us direct for the best service, selection and value. Yours In Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-077